Since childhood, Ana Paúl has been enchanted by paper. Whilst growing up, paper became her palette for changing moods and collage became her language.
The simplicity and possibility of paper as a medium has remained her life-long fascination. The transformative quality of this humble yet noble material and the influence of Orientalism with its delicacy, mystery and use of colour underpins all her work.
Ana Paúl’s work plays with contrast – the linear and the curvaceous; nature and artifice; East and West. She explores the confluence of these opposites to create a harmonious balance.
In the Apapyrooos series, nature’s simplicity becomes her inspiration and the subtlety of color and detail her focus. Each petal is carefully considered and paint is used on different paper types to give life to a variety of textures and tones.
The Forest and Wood series are dominant in her work and paper is used in a sculptural way to create an ethereal composition. Color plays a major role.
In the Wood serie Ana wants to bring nature throughout our living space by mimicking nature through her unique interpretation.
The connexion that trees have with the Earth and Universe is a constant theme in Ana’s works, continuously and consistently interpreting them in various forms.